New Jersey Devils (12-19-5 29pts) @ Chicago Blackhawks (15-17-6 36pts)
Good evening Devils fans and Happy Holidays! Tonight is the Devils final game as the NHL’s holiday break begins tomorrow. The Devils are in the “Windy City” to take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Zack Smith would open up the scoring for the Hawks as he would score his second goal of the season. However, Jack Hughes would tie things up 1-1 and the score would remain that way at the end of the first period.
Period two saw the Devils score a flurry of goals as the Blackhawks would give up four goals in the second period. Goals coming from PK Subban, Damon Severson, John Hayden, & Travis Zajac which gave the Devils a commanding 5-1 lead after two periods.
In the third period, things would continue to get worse for the Chicago Blackhawks as the New Jersey Devils would tack on two more goals. Blake Coleman and Pavel Zacha were the final goal scorers on the evening. The New Jersey Devils win by a final score of 7-1. New Jersey is back in action on Friday night at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
New Jersey Devils
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Shots: 44 33
Hits: 38 32
PP: 0/3 0/7
Faceoffs: 48.2% 51.8%